Coyote’s men sweep short sprints, USD wins 10 early season events
BROOKINGS, SD — Coyote’s men swept through short sprints as the USD won 10 event titles on Friday at the SDSU Holiday Open inside the Sanford Jackrabbit sports complex.
Numerous personal bests and college debuts marked the Coyote Top 10 at the start of the season.
The women’s 4×400-meter relay made a statement late in the night, aiming for the school record in the team’s first attempt. The USD won the race in 3: 44.07, just short of the record but posting the second fastest time in program history. Defending Summit champions added two new faces this season with Jamaican freshmen Anna robinson and Moe Bridgen mistaking the stick for two of the four legs. Returning members Madison Jochum and Sara reifenrath joined them on the relay.
Throwing a personal best three-foot in the ring to kick off the season, sophomore third year Lydia knapp sent the weight to a distance of 63-11 (19.50m) for first place. The brand places it third in the history of the USD program.
Third year of second year Dylan kautz edged out the competition in the 60-meter with a personal best 6.81 seconds. Time ranks it fifth in USD history. He doubled later in the evening to place fifth in the 200 meters.
Second year student Demar Francois won the 200-meter race in 21.63 seconds. His indoor record for the event is 21.47 seconds.
The reigning outdoor 110 hurdles summit champion, second year sophomore Hugo morvan clocked 8.07 seconds to win the 60-meter hurdles and complete the USD sweep in the men’s short sprints.
A pair of Coyote freshmen swept the women’s vertical jumps.
Freshman Daniella Anglin, from Jamaica, won the high jump title with a clearance of 5-9 (1.75m) in her college debut. Anglin moves up to fourth in USD program history with height. Third year of second year Carly Haring placed third in the field with a height of 5-7 (1.70 m).
First-year student Marleen mulla of Estonia captured the pole vault of over a foot. She jumped 13-11 ½ (4.25m) and placed fifth in SHU history. Fifth year junior Landon Kemp and second year student Cassidy mooneyhan second tied with a height of 12-8 ¾ (3.88 m). The Coyotes placed six of the top seven in the women’s pole vault field.
On the men’s side, the elders Zack Anderson and Ethan Bray swept vertical jumps. The duo both qualified for the US Olympic Trials last summer and continue to train after college at Vermillion.
Second year student Eerik Haamer was the top college student in the men’s pole vault, clearing 16-10 (5.15m). Classmate Being young was the third college student with a score of 15-11 (4.85m).
On Friday, the 10 event wins were completed by a sophomore Jacob Jenkins in the long jump. He was only an inch off his personal best, jumping 22-6 ½ (6.87m) for first place. First-year student Jayden Green of Illinois was second with a jump of 22-1 (6.75m). Jenkins also took second in the triple jump on Friday, with a jump of 47-1 (14.35m).
The Coyotes also added a collection of second and third places.
Before the 4×400 relay victory, Reifenrath and Robinson finished second in the 400-meter and 200-meter open to runners from Minnesota, respectively. Reifenrath clocked 54.95 seconds for second place, eight tenths of a second behind the winner. Robinson was four tenths of a second behind the 200-meter winner with a time of 24.45 seconds. Time ties her to fourth place in the history of the USD program.
Second year student Erin Kinney was second in the 60 meters with a personal best 7.57 seconds. Time ranks fourth in USD history.
Third year of second year Meredith clark was second in the women’s shot put with a personal best 47-6 ¼ (14.48m). The brand pushed it up two places to eighth place in the history of the US dollar program.
The men’s 4×400-meter relay finished in second place with a time of 3: 16.97. The Morvan quartet, first year of second year Ardell inlay, first-year student Ken-Mark Minkovski and Francis was less than a second away from hitting the Top 10 Coyote in this event. The last relay to make the list dates back to the 2018-19 season.
Fourth year junior Jessie Sullivan was second in the shot put and third in the shot put. He sent the shot put 66-8 (20.32m) and the shot put 54-0 ½ (16.60m). Sullivan was named 2021 Summit League varsity athlete of the year over the summer.
Second year student Dylan blake opened the season with a second place in the 800 meters. He clocked a time of 1: 57.61.
First-year student Renee brummels from neighboring Nebraska was second in the triple jump and tied for third in the long jump. She jumped 38-1 ½ (11.62 m) in the triple jump and 18-3 ¼ (5.57 m) in the long jump.
Fifth year senior Holly Gerberding ranked third in pentathlon with a total of 3,570 points.
The action resumes on Saturday with Noah weeter in the men’s heptathlon competition and the men’s and women’s discus throws all from 11 a.m.